Grok Cyber Comp
Grok Cyber Comp is happening between 31 May and 16 June. It is a 45 minute online activity open to all Australian school students in years 5 -12. The comp consists of 12 interactive problems in which students explore how to be more secure online and discover common cyber security risks.
Register & find out more: https://launch.grokacademy.org/grok-cyber
Home Ed Winter Readathon
The Home Ed Winter Readathon is an annual readathon for home ed students raising funds for aid agency Tearfund Australia (tear.org.au) and is in its thirteenth year in 2021, having raised over $25,000 in the last 13 years.
Registrations for 2021 are now open! If you’d like an excuse to read for a great cause this winter with the chance to win prizes, email firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form or if you have any questions.
The Readathon will be running from June 1st to August 31st. Readers record books and collect sponsors during this time after which prizes will be given for most donations raised and most books/pages read. Happy reading! Website: https://winterreadathontear.wixsite.com/website
MobileMuster Student Film Competition
Protect the Planet with MobileMuster.
Create a film to inspire recycling action!
You don’t have to be an experienced filmmaker to take part in MobileMuster’s Film Competition – all you need is an idea, imagination and motivation.
The theme for 2021 is ‘Protect the Planet’. We want to hear why you and your students think it is important to look after our planet and what it means to you.
It is important to link to the call to action (recycling your old phones) and this year’s theme when developing the storyline.
Students get to create a one minute film encouraging your community to recycle their old mobile phones. Students can create their film is any genre (comedy, action, romance, drama, sci-fi) and style (fictional, documentary or animation) – the choice is theirs. Take a look at our amazing 2020 and 2019 winners and finalists for inspiration.
Cool Australia lesson plans help students to explore the topic of mobile phone recycling, learn about changing behaviours and develop their film making skills.
The competition opens on April 1st, 2021!!!
Entry is open to all primary and secondary students in Australia – and yes, this includes homeschoolers and remote learners.
1 April 2021 – Film Competition Opens
13 September 2021 – Film Competition Closes